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Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour - Scenic Cruise, Hike, Snorkel, Wildlife,

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Paihia, New Zealand
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At a Glance

180 to 210 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English
There’s no better way to discover the 144 sub-tropical islands that stud the Bay of Islands than on a cruise. With a top limit of just 20 passengers, this intimate boat trip delivers two island stopovers,... More
There’s no better way to discover the 144 sub-tropical islands that stud the Bay of Islands than on a cruise. With a top limit of just 20 passengers, this intimate boat trip delivers two island stopovers, one at Roberton Island or Twin Lagoons, plus the chance to hike, swim, snorkel, or even try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Look out for dolphins along the way.

Highlights

  • Cruise the Bay of Islands in an intimate group of maximum 20 people
  • Swim, snorkel, or stand-up paddleboard on deserted reefs and beaches
  • Discover native flora and fauna on bushwalks and at sea
  • Stop at two separate islands, including Roberton with its twin lagoons

What To Expect

• Meeting at the Salt Air Office (Next to the Paihia Wharf) at 3.20pm, for our 3.30pm departure. Our crew will greet you and welcome you on board for the day
• Take a seat as we begin cruising the sheltered
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• Meeting at the Salt Air Office (Next to the Paihia Wharf) at 3.20pm, for our 3.30pm departure. Our crew will greet you and welcome you on board for the day
• Take a seat as we begin cruising the sheltered coastline towards the outer islands
• Keep and eye out for local wildlife as your skipper and crew will point out local hot-spots and provide plenty
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• Meeting at the Salt Air Office (Next to the Paihia Wharf) at 3.20pm, for our 3.30pm departure. Our crew will greet you and welcome you on board for the day
• Take a seat as we begin cruising the sheltered coastline towards the outer islands
• Keep and eye out for local wildlife as your skipper and crew will point out local hot-spots and provide plenty of history and information about the area. 
• Our first stop is Roberton Island (also known as the famous Twin Lagoons) where we disembark and take a 10 minute walk amongst native flora and fauna to the island lookout point - a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay of Islands.
• Take some time exploring the tidal lagoons, or take relax on this secluded island before making your way back on board the boat. 
• Our tour continues as we cruise among the 144 islands the bay has to offer. Keep an eye out for marine life and unique shore birds that live in the area - sometimes we are lucky enough to spot dolphins and a variety of other wildlife throughout the day!! 
• Arriving at our second island stop, we begin our activities....all equipment is available for you to discover the underwater reefs with snorkelling gear provided, and opportunities to give Stand-up Paddleboarding a try.
• Take a walk along one of the island trails, enjoy a swim or relax on the unfrequented beaches in the warmth of the sun....some days, you can even try fresh NZ Kina (seafood)  - there are options for everyone. 
• After our time on the second island, we begin our cruise back home through the islands following the coastline back into Paihia. 
• Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple on a honeymoon, or a family on vacation, your visit to the Bay of Islands isn't complete until you have experienced our Afternoon Cruise & Island Tour

What's Included

Small group tours (20 people maximum)
Scenic Cruise among 144 Islands
Two remote island stopovers
Swim, Snorkel and relax (all equipment provided)
Wildlife spotting, commentary and information throughout the day
Stand-up Paddleboarding (all equipment provided)
A truly personalised, local experience
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Paihia Wharf

Departure Time

3:30 PM

Return Details

Paihia Wharf

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for families, couples and solo travellers
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Please bring a swimsuit
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for families, couples and solo travellers
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Please bring a swimsuit & towel
  • Minimum numbers apply. (3 people) There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Relaxing sfternoon in the Bay of Islands
DADortD
, Mar 2019
Well- but not over-organised trip out to two of the islands for hiking, snorkelling, paddle-boarding etc.. Very helpful, friendly and informative guide/boatsman. Good value for money, especially if you only have limited time in the area and just want to get a feel for the locality and scenery over the course of an easy-going afternoon.

Product code: 66991P2

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